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Charming by Krystal Wade Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Charming by Krystal Wade
In this edge-of-your seat, tension filled retelling of Cinderella, a vengeful schizophrenic pulls sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine into his dark world. She must make a choice: save her abusive, alcoholic father and bitter little sister and allow the only people who’ve treated Haley like family to die, or seek out the killer and save them all.

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Title: CHARMING
Author: Krystal Wade
Author Location: Virginia
Genre: Contemporary Young Adult Thriller/Horror
Release Date: October 6, 2014
Pages: 204 pages
Publisher: Curiosity Quills
Format: Digital eBook, Hardcover, Paperback
ISBN: 9781620075340 / 9781620075364
Tropes: Fairy Tale Redux, Tortured Heroine, Kidnapping, Murder, Paranoia
Pre-order at: Smashwords | Barnes & Noble | iTunes
Synopsis:

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great . . . as long as you don’t die.
Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left. Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.
Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

My Review:

Krystal has written another good one. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world she created are great. It has some great twists and turns. It sucks the reader in from the very first page. It’s one of those that horror lovers will want to add to their TBR lists. I look forward to reading more of her books.

Author Bio:

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Krystal Wade is happily married to the love of her life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. They live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day she wakes up to find herself stuck in traffic trying to get there. When she’s not working, commuting, or chasing after her three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find Krystal outside talking to her chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training her amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).
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Wilde’s Meadow (Darkness Falls #3) by Krystal Wade Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Wilde’s Meadow (Darkness Falls #3)

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Happy endings are hard to find, and even though Katriona is in the middle of a war with someone who’s already stolen more than she can replace, she aches for a positive future with her Draíochtans.

Armed with hope, confidence in her abilities, and a strange new gift from her mother, Kate ventures into the Darkness to defeat a fallen god.

Losses add up, and new obstacles rise to stand in the way. Is the one determined to bring Encardia light strong enough to keep fighting, or will all the sacrifices to stop those who seek domination be for nothing?

 

 

My Review:

It was a great read. I couldn’t put it down. It has some great twists and turns. We see Kate’s story come to an end. She is faced with some difficult challenges in this one. The decisions that she makes will not only have consequences for herself  but those around her as well. Want to find out what happens and how it ends then add it along with the other two to your TBR list. I highly recommend the series to everyone. I look forward to reading more of Krystal’s books.

 

Author Bio

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Check out her site here.

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Wilde’s Army (Darkness Falls #2) by Krystal Wade Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Wilde’s Army (Darkness Falls #2)

 

“H20828904ello, Katriona.” Those two words spark fear in Katriona Wilde and give way to an unlikely partnership with Perth, the man she’s been traded to marry for a favor. Saving her true love and protector Arland, her family, and their soldiers keeps her motivated, but the at-odds duo soon realizes trust is something that comes and goes with each breath of Encardia’s rotting, stagnant air. The moment when concern for her missing sister spirals out of control, all thoughts of trust are pushed aside and she finds herself trapped by the daemon tricks Perth warned her of. However, rescuing those she loves is only half the problem. Kate still must get to Willow Falls, unite her clashing people, and form an army prepared to fight in order to defeat Darkness. When so many she’s grown fond of die along the journey, her ability to play by the gods’ rules is tested. How will she make allies when the world appears stacked against her? And will she still be Katriona Wilde, the girl with fire?

My Review:

Great second installment of the series. I couldn’t put it down. I love reading more of Kate’s story and learning a little more about who she is. In this one, she is faced with a new situation and has to make some decisions that will have consequences not only for herself but those around her. She has Arland and her sister with her. She falls for some things that she had been warned about. The ending was a bit of a surprise. It has a mixture of romance and action. If you haven’t added this series to your TBR list you need to.  I look forward to reading the next book in the series.

Author Bio

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Check out her site here.

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Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls #1) by Krystal Wade Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Wilde’s Fire (Darkness Falls #1)

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“There is no pain in this death, only peace, knowing I am going to die with the one I love the most.” – Katriona Wilde. Katriona Wilde has never wondered what it would feel like to have everything she’s ever known and loved ripped away, but she is about to find out. When she inadvertently leads her sister and best friend through a portal into a world she’s dreamed of for six years, she finds herself faced with more than just the frightening creatures in front of her. Kate’s forced to accept a new truth: her entire life has been a lie, and those closest to her have betrayed her. What’s worse, she has no control over her new future, and it’s full of magic and horrors from which nightmares are made. Will Kate discover and learn to control who she really is in time to save the ones she loves, or will all be lost?

 My Review:

Great start to a series. I couldn’t put it down. The characters and the world Krystal created is great. We meet Kate when she’s dreaming about a meadow and a person named Arland. She along with her sister and best friend are faced with the realization that things aren’t what they seem to be especially when they involve Kate. She has to make some decisions or face losing everyone around her. It has some great twists and turns. I recommend that you add it to your TBR list. I look forward to reading the next one.

 

Author Bio

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Check out her site here.

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Posted by on 05/18/2014 in Reviews

 

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Shattered Secrets (Book of Red #1) by Krystal Wade Review

Disclaimer: I received a free copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.

Shattered Secrets (Book of Red #1)

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After being kidnapped, hogtied, and stuffed in the trunk of a car, seventeen-year-old Abigail Nichols’ boy problems seem unimportant. 
She couldn’t be more wrong.

The boy who saves her holds her heart. 

But Derick Crawford also holds secrets. 

Magical beings who guide human emotions are fighting an invisible war dating back to the dawn of time, and Abigail’s one of them. The more she learns of her heritage, the less she wants to know. Armed with a very old, very massive book to teach them about their history, Abigail and Derick run away to a place where they think they can be safe and happy, only to have their troubles secretly hitch a ride.

Her history book is in a sharing mood, and it tells her to keep a secret of her own.

But has she put her trust in the wrong place?

And will the world survive if she has?

My Review:

Krystal is a great writer. I started reading it and couldn’t put it down. The main character Abigail is great. We meet her not long before she’s kidnapped and then rescued. We are taken along for the adventure as she starts to come into her powers and learn things are not so normal anymore. She along with her boyfriend Derick have decisions to make that have consequences not just for themselves but others around them. It’s a book everyone would enjoy reading. If you haven’t added it to your TBR list then you need to. I look forward to reading more of her books.

 

Author Bio

Krystal Wade

I’m happily married to the love of my life (don’t gag) and raising three beautiful children in the gorgeous state of Virginia. We live just outside Washington, D.C., and every day I wake up to find myself stuck in traffic trying to get there.

The horrid commute gives me plenty of time to zone out and think about my characters in full, brilliant details (I’m a safe driver; don’t worry). Stories give me a way to forget about the sometimes smelly strangers sitting next to me on the fifty mile trek into town (I pick up hitchhikers every day. True story. Check out www.slug-lines.com if you don’t believe me).

I’ve been a part of organized hitchhiking for nearly fifteen years, but that’s just one small aspect of my oh-so-large life. When I’m not working, commuting, or chasing after my three children (four if you count the man), you can usually find me outside talking to my chickens like they’re the cutest things in the world (they are), or training my amazing dogs how to herd said chickens (which they love), or curled up on the sofa with a good book (why can’t that be 100% of the time?).

I hope you love my stories (or just like them a little; that would be okay, too). And I hope that one day you find your passion, because there’s nothing in life better than doing what you love while surrounded by people you love.

Check out her site here.

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Cover Reveal! Charming by Krystal Wade

Today is the cover reveal for Charming by Krystal Wade.

Popular YA author Krystal Wade has a thrilling new young adult novel coming out October, 2014! The spine-tingling suspense in CHARMING will get your heart rate up. We promise you.

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About CHARMING:

They say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger, and that’s great . . . as long as you don’t die.

Sixteen-year-old Haley Tremaine had it all: top-notch school, fantastic family, and a bright future, but all of that changed when an accident tore her family apart. Now, an alcoholic father, a bitter younger sister, and a cold headstone bearing her mother’s name are all she has left.

Chris Charming has it all: a powerful CEO for a father, a prestigious school, and a fortune at his fingertips, but none of that matters when he lands a reputation as a troublemaker. Struggling to follow in his father’s footsteps, he reaches out to the one person he believes truly sees him, the one person he wants: Haley.

Little do they know someone’s determined to bring the two together, even if it means murder.

Add CHARMING to your TBR pile on Goodreads!

Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20703750-charming

Author Bio

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Krystal Wade can be found in the sluglines outside Washington D.C. every morning, Monday through Friday. With coffee in hand, iPod plugged in, and strangers – who sometimes snore, smell, or have incredibly bad gas – sitting next to her, she zones out and thinks of fantastical worlds for you and me to read.
How else can she cope with a fifty mile commute?
Good thing she has her husband and three kids to go home to. They keep her sane.

Website: http://www.krystal-wade.com/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/author.krystalwade
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/KrystalWade
Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/5773867.Krystal_Wade

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